Monday, April 28 2014
Unpredictable, twisted, and energetic, Big Bad Wolves is a unique, writhing beast that constantly subverts your expectations.
Although this isn’t the best that BBC Earth series has produced, nevertheless, it’s solid and engaging.
Friday, April 25 2014
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic.
Thursday, April 24 2014
What more is there to say about the rock opera, Tommy? Quite a lot.
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide.
Wednesday, April 23 2014
These men are painted as those that easily disappear, and when they do disappear, it takes nearly ten years to bring their killer to justice.
Collaborators and admirers provide an enlightening, but at times opaquely idiosyncratic assessment of the maverick French filmmaker.
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Divine was large and loud, an actor who challenged expectations, even among drag queens.
Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia are enchanting in a film made exclusively for the pleasure of hearing them talk.
Monday, April 21 2014
Errol Morris delivers an impressionistic take on a remarkable life that is perhaps more wondrous than it has any right to be.
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.
Friday, April 18 2014
Even when darker in subject matter, Jan Svankmajer's films all retain an element of joyousness and childlike wonder.
Thursday, April 17 2014
This is a fascinating glimpse into an exploratory, identity-forming period before even Soderbergh himself seemed to have a handle on his erratic muse.
Kermit the Frog may have said it’s not easy being green, but this entertaining documentary shows that it’s sure not easy being a ginger, either.
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Even now, after countless reviews and essays, it's easy to be captivated by the way Godard obfuscates our expectations for cinematic art.
The resourcefulness and fearlessness of these women is a highlight in a series so well-written and well-acted.
Tuesday, April 15 2014
There is only one place to find the social acuity of Jane Austen and the inquisitive intrigue of Alfred Hitchcock, and that is in a Frances Hodgson Burnett story.
Monday, April 14 2014
The direction is solid but not overbearing, the score subtle and light, the entire affair very nicely cushioned around Coogan and Dench's performances, and the film is all the more effective because of it.
Friday, April 11 2014
The greatness of Flicker Alley’s 2014 Blu-ray release of the 1923 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame is evident even before the disc is slid into the player.
Thursday, April 10 2014
The Hidden Fortress is more "accessible" and "entertaining" than Rashômon, but Kurosawa's artistry is ever present.